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It is an area of Algarve that roughly 38,000 people reside in.
Lisbon District, the national capital, is 110 miles north of Portimao, while Carvoeiro lies 4 miles to the southeast.
Of course, the most renowned of this city's sights is Rocha Beach. Head here first and start your getaway on an unforgettable note.
The thill-a-minute action at the Algarve International Autodrome Raceway and the International Kart Circuit is sure to delight visiting motorheads.
When you're ready to try out your poker face, head down to the Algarve Casino or the Hotel Algarve Casino.
When you feel the urge to spend a bit of time outdoors, pack a picnic hamper and find a quiet corner at the Alvor Boardwalk.
Be sure to take some time to check out the picturesque stretches of surrounding coast, such as Alvor Beach and Tres Irmaos Beach. Vau Beach and Alemao Beach are two more good options.
Plan to spend an afternoon at the Portimao Museum, an interesting cultural destination. Explore the building and grounds, see the highlights and be sure to ask about any special events or upcoming exhibitions.
One of the best historical attractions in Portimao is Alcalar Megalithic Monuments. Educational and fascinating, it is well worth a trip.
Wander through time and get a glimpse of the military past of Portimao. History buffs will be impressed by the defensive walls and buildings at Fort of Santa Catarina.
Religion often allows us a glimpse of a place's soul. Here, sacred sites such as Jesuit College Church and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição show us the region's spiritual dimension.
If you are looking to indulge in some retail therapy, visit one of the local malls or markets and stock up. Some of the best places to begin with are Aqua Portimao Shopping Center, Portimao Town Market and Continente Shopping Center.
With the Le Meridien Penina Golf and the Pestana Alto Golf Club in the area, there's no reason to let your game slip while you're away from home. You can also hang out with the locals and try for a hole-in-one at the Golf Alamos and the Golf do Morgado.
If you're on the hunt for an additional activity in the Portimao area, make time to see Portimao Marina.
This family-friendly Portimao hotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Fort of Santa Catarina and Rocha Beach. Portimao Museum and Portimao Marina are also within 1 mile (2 km).
This family-friendly Portimao apartment is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Alvor Boardwalk, Alvor Beach and Hospital Alvor. Continente Shopping Center and Tres Irmaos Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located in the heart of Portimao, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Aqua Portimao Shopping Center, Portimao Arena and Hospital Portimao. Jesuit College Church and Continente Shopping Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Portimao Museum and Rocha Beach. Portimao Municipal Stadium and Portimao Marina are also within 1 mile (2 km).
This family-friendly Portimao aparthotel is located near the boardwalk, within 2 mi (3 km) of Alvor Boardwalk, Alvor Beach and Hospital Alvor. Continente Shopping Center and Alemao Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Alvor hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Alvor Boardwalk and Alvor Beach. Tres Irmaos Beach and Alemao Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Located in Praia da Rocha, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Fort of Santa Catarina and Rocha Beach. Portimao Marina and Portimao Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Praia da Rocha, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Fort of Santa Catarina and Rocha Beach. Portimao Marina and Portimao Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).